The Glen Ellyn Public Library strives to be a welcoming and functional space for people of all abilities.
If you have any questions or suggestions concerning accessibility at the library, please fill out a comment form (located near the Circulation Desk) or contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at 630-790-6745 or by email using address skleiva followed by @gepl.org.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library maintains a popular fiction and nonfiction collection in large print. The large print collection, including large print Readers Digest, is on the 2nd floor of the library.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library has a collection of High Interest, Low Level (Hi-Lo) books for young adults with reading disabilities. The books are written for high school students and feature highly accessible writing styles and relevant themes. The collection was donated by the Glenbard South Special Education Department.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library maintains an audiobook collection of fiction and nonfiction titles available in CD and Playaway formats. Items are available in both the Youth and Adult Departments.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library subscribes to several ebook and e-audiobook libraries. Glen Ellyn Public Library card holders can download and read or listen to their books on a variety of devices including Kindles, smartphones, and tablets. New to ebooks? Schedule a Tech Help One-on-One session with a librarian. Quick questions can be answered by calling the 2nd Floor Information Desk at 630-790-6630.
Purchase Suggestions and Interlibrary Loan
Don’t see the item you want in the format you need? Call the 2nd Floor Information Desk at 630-790-6630 and staff will do their best to obtain the item for you. If it is a recent book, published in the last year, you may submit a purchase request.
Earbuds are available for free at the 2nd Floor Information Desk for members using the library’s computers. Full USB compatible headphones are also available for check-out.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library has a TeleSensory Magnification Machine to assist members with limited vision. Ask about using this machine or reserve the machine in advance by calling the 2nd Floor Information Desk at 630-790-6630.
Several types of text magnifiers are available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk on request.
Sound Wizards are available for use during library programs and classes to help amplify sound for the hearing impaired. Call ahead to reserve one for the next program or class you attend.
Largetype, high-contrast keyboards available upon request at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.
Library Study Rooms have adjustable lighting and, while they are not soundproof, block out most background noise. These rooms are available for everyone to use, but if you have a sensory processing disorder, you may book these rooms in advance. Please call Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at 630-790-6745 to secure permission to make these bookings. A photo ID is required to check into a study room.
Computer Lab and Screenreaders
All tables and desks in the computer lab are of appropriate height and depth for those using a wheelchair. All monitor and chair heights are adjustable.
Home Delivery Service is for Glen Ellyn Public Library members of any age who want to use library materials, but who, due to temporary or permanent circumstances, are unable to visit the library on a regular basis. Visit the Home Delivery page to learn more about this service and fill out a Home Delivery Inquiry Form. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at 630-790-6745 or by email using address skleiva and @gepl.org.
Thirty minute, one-on-one appointments with a librarian are available to answer your specific technology related questions. Call the 2nd Floor Information Desk at 630-790-6630 to schedule an appointment.
Blind Services Association Satellite Meeting Space
A one-on-one reading program is available for all patrons with a visual impairment. Anyone who needs reading assistance (mail, personal paperwork, other printed materials) is encouraged to register and find out more by calling Blind Service Association at 312-458-9006.
If you are interested in volunteering to help with this service at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, please contact Blind Services Association at 312-236-0808.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, every effort will be made to make library programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. To aid us in making programs accessible to you, please contact Maria Tachna, Business Manager, at 630-469-0879 or by email using address mtachna followed by @gepl.org at least 72 hours prior to the event. Those requiring hearing assistance can reach the Glen Ellyn Public Library through the Illinois Message Relay Service for the hearing impaired at 800-526-0844.
Parking and Front Entrance
Accessible parking spaces are available in the library’s parking lot. The front entrance has button operated automatic doors.
The second floor is accessible by elevator.
Getting to the Library
The library is completely accessible by sidewalk north of Roosevelt Road. It is directly on the Illinois Prairie Path and is 0.6 mile walk west of the Glen Ellyn Metra Station of the Union Pacific West line. The closest PACE Bus Stop is the Glen Ellyn Metra Station and is accessible by the 715 PACE Bus route. Please stop by at the 2nd Floor Information Desk for local transportation system maps.
Question and Suggestions
If you have any questions for improving the accessibility of the library, please fill out the comment form. Comment forms are available at the Circulation Desk by request. You may also contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at 630-790-6745 or by email using address skleiva followed by @gepl.org.